Cellulite (also known as orange peel syndrome) can be defined as is the protrusion of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue that is seen on the skin as dimpling and nodularity. It is often seen on the pelvic region (specifically the buttocks), lower limbs, and the abdomen. Cellulite occurs in most post-pubertal females and very rarely in males.
The causes of cellulite include changes in metabolism, alteration of connective tissue structure, hormonal factors, genetic factors, and other associated factors. There are many products and treatments that promise to help you get rid of cellulite on thighs and buttocks. But there is little evidence that shows that long term improvement can be achieved.
The options available are as follows-
These creams are said to dissolve fat and smooth the skin as they contain aminophylline. There is no scientific evidence that these creams are effective against cellulite, and their apparent effect may be due to narrowing blood vessels and forcing water from the skin. This can cause a problem with people having heart disease, and it can also cause allergies.
Mesotherapy is a therapy originally developed in Europe and involves injecting substances such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes into the tissue just beneath the skin. Mesotherapy may break down fat and bring a slight improvement in the appearance of cellulite and is associated with risks. Not everybody gets improvement, and it should not be used in people having liver disease.
Massage and SPA Treatments-
Massage and other spa treatments may have a temporary effect on the dimpling appearance of the skin, and they do not remove cellulite. The effect is short-lived and presumably due to the removal of excess fluid. Laser treatment- The device can melt fat under the skin, break up the fibrous bands under the skin, and stimulate collagen production. The result can be achieved only after many sessions and is not permanent.
Radio Frequency and Magnetic Therapy-
This is the most promising non-surgical treatment which is available in the market. We offer this solution for people who are in the process of losing weight so that the skin shrinks as it loses volume. Magnetic therapy helps a person in fat reduction while radio frequency by increasing the temperature in the collagen layer helps in remodeling the collagen fibers. This combination treatment thus reduces the fat bulges as well as tightens the skin by improving the collagen. These sessions, when carried out periodically, will reduce the cellulite and the dimpling of the skin.
This is a surgical procedure that removes fat deposits from the body. Liposuction, though, removes deep fat deposits, not cellulite, which is under the skin. Sometimes, liposuction can make the depressions look more prominent due to over removal of fat. Large cellulite can be treated at the same time as liposuction by severing the fibrous bands using special instruments inserted through access points for liposuction. Weight reduction after surgery can further reduce the cellulites.